R. Kelly will remain in jail after he was denied bail bond by a court on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, despite his plea.
According to reports, R.Kelly showed up in court, where he pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against him, dressed in a yellow jumpsuit and chained.
However, the prosecution debated about his release insisting that he should remain behind bars, on the claims that he’s a danger to the community, especially to minor girls.
They claim the risk of obstruction is real and ongoing, and also heightened by his fame and power.
Prosecutors are also saying he has the “unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims, and that continues to this day.”
They further went on to say R.Kelly is a known child molester and that is who he is.
But R.Kelly went to plead not guilty to all the charges read before him, although he was denied a bail bond.
This means he would remain in prison custody which didn’t go down well with his lawyers.
For his lawyer, Steve Greenberg, Kelly has already surrendered his passport and noted the guy doesn’t like to fly so he’s not a flight risk.
Greenberg also says that to his knowledge, Kelly didn’t miss any court dates in his 2008 trial.
Speaking of that trial, Greenberg responded to allegations that the case was rigged, saying R. Kelly faced a jury of his peers, and not a bench trial.
It would be recalled that R.Kelly was arrested a few days ago by the police in Chicago on federal sex crime charges.